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American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses

Theodore Dwight Weld


Compiled by a prominent abolitionist, this book combines information taken from witnesses, and from active and former slave owners, to generate a condemnation of slavery from both those who observed it and those who perpetuated it. The narrative describes the appalling day-to-day conditions of the over 2,700,000 men, women and children in slavery in the United States. It demonstrates how even prisoners—in the United States and in other countries—were significantly better fed than American slaves. Readers will find one of the most meticulous records of slave life available in this text. Unlike ... More

Keywords: abolitionist, slave owners, prisoners, slavery, American slaves, slave life, personal slave narratives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807869574
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869581_weld


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Theodore Dwight Weld, author